Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Picture Round Up

Dinner two nights ago- it looked so good I had to take a picture.  Buffalo steak with mushrooms and asparagus and couscous.  Plus a side of home made fake-sour-dough bread to dip in oil and balsamic vinegar.  Dinner doesn't get much better than that.

I've taken up couponing.  As a hobby more than a way to save money, since I can't figure out how people live off of the groceries they can buy with coupons, but getting things for free or really cheap does bring a bit of a rush.  All of this was just over $30.  I "saved" $60.  (I also got a pack of gum for free but forgot to put it in the picture.)  Yes, I'm photographing my groceries now.  My life is that exciting. 

Signs of Spring I:  Baby Chicks 4 bantam Cochins, 1 standard Rhode Island Red (not pictured).

Signs of Spring II: Bare root strawberries planted a week ago are indeed alive and growing.

Signs of Spring III: Popcorn popping on the apricot tree.  The recent cold weather doesn't appear to have done too much damage (yet).


Charlotte said...

Oh your chickies are adorable!! I am trying to talk J into raising chickens this year. He's not sure it will be cost effective for us but he agreed on the basis that I would allow the chickens to be killed come winter and ... eaten. Sigh. I suppose he's right though.
PS> Thanks for the link! I haven't had a chance to check it out yet but I will!

Allie said...

Tell J you couldn't kill the chickens until next winter at least, since chicks you bought this spring wouldn't start laying until late summer or fall.

We generally kill ours every three years.

Criscell said...

WOW! That dinner sounds/looks gourmet! I'm so impressed with all your "coupon-ing".